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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon View Post
Ink is one of the top reasons I went with a Canon printer last time. Six individual ink cartidges, so I'm only replacing the [i]one color[/b] that runs out. No wasted ink by throwing out a cartridge that contains three colors, only one of which is actually gone.

And the Canon ink cartridges are clear too, so I can visually see that, yes, the ink is actually gone.

Screw HP and Lexmark. Canon FTW, I'm definitely a fan.
Same here. Although we do have a lexmark laser printer that takes for ever to warm up, but we've replaced the toner once or twice in several years.
I do like the clear cartridges though. Very helpful, but I always try to print until the sponge is almost dry.
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post #32 of 45
I used to work for Epson, so five years ago we did this test and figured all this out. Back then HP was wasting around 40%, Cannon around 30%, Epson 15-20% depending on printer, Kodak about the same as today.

What a rip off I say from all these companies...There is a way to mod these cartridges but I forgot how, look up on google, you might get lucky.
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post #33 of 45
Nobody here refills their tanks??
On my canon I always refill my tanks and the money I save is incredible. I have not bought a ink cartrige in the last 2 yrs
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Ink is not expensive. On my Cannon black is like 6 bux and color is like close to 10 bux. Not bad for the little it gets used. HP likes to rip off people with their 30 dollar cartridges.
    
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Print to a file....or screenshot....
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Print to a file....or screenshot....
You can't sign, or otherwise write on, a screenshot...

You can't put a screenshot in a frame and hang it on your wall...

You can't share a screenshot with everyone in a meeting...

There is still a huge need for printing. And that will remain the case until flexible, interactive, and disposable LED screens become so cheap that they are cheaper than printing on paper. I.e., it's still science fiction.
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post #37 of 45
ROFL I was kidding! If I need to print something I print it at work, or bring a flash drive to Kinko's. I have a deskjet in my closet (with no ink cartridge) for the very reason of this thread. Too expensive!
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post #38 of 45
Umm...

Laserjet for the win?

I'm at around 1600-1700 pages on the stock toner and drum. $150 for a printer and 1600+ pages
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post #39 of 45
i like my laserjet 1600 but even those i think say they are out before they really are, and it won't even let you try to print until you get a new toner cartridge.
post #40 of 45
Lol ink is cheap we happen to get lucky and have the same printer that the Husky (oil field company) sent my dad to do his reports ... oddly enough they sent him 3 full sets of black / color and keep sending 2 more sets every 6 months ... Apparently printing like a 2 page report every week takes alot of ink ... I've got a stockpile sitting in the closet lol.
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